If Approached By The Baltimore Squeegee Boys – Don’t Do This

This week we had a post from Justine Dixon who is an ICU Nurse in Baltimore, Maryland. She posted her 2015 Chevy Cruze to Stolen 911 and went into detail of how the theft of her car went down. In Baltimore, many of the intersections have groups of young kids known as "squeegee boys". They come up to your car as your waiting for a traffic light and begin to wash your windows hoping you'll give them any spare change you may have. It’s been going on for a long time, and large cities throughout the US have similar situations. (more…)

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Why Auto Thefts Make Halloween Even Scarier

According to the 2015 Holiday Vehicle Theft Report by the National Crime Information Center, Labor Day and New Year's Day were the 2014 holidays when the most cars were stolen. But just closely behind New Year's Day was Halloween, with 2,010 reported car thefts that day. Holidays prompt people to do things differently, and it may cause people to take chances they might not ordinarily. So it's essential that car owners don't let their guard down just because everyone's in costume, or because you're parked outside a great party at a friend's house. (more…)

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The Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament is Also a Brilliant Anti-Theft Device

Back in the 1970s and prior, stealing hubcaps was a petty criminal pastime. This was way before custom wheels and rims became so popular. At that time, hubcaps were made of metal and added value to the car. Also, they were fairly easy to steal and sell. That trend faded out as automobile manufacturers started replacing metal hubcaps with plastic ones and the market for used hubcaps deflated. Today, hubcaps are rarely stolen, unless they're stolen from a classic car outfitted with particularly nice ones. (more…)

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